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The Charms of Chocolate Ice Cream

August 15 2014

In the warm summer months ice cream takes on a special appeal, and for chocolate-lovers, of course, there is chocolate ice cream and chocolate sorbet to turn to . . . Chocolate and ice cream combine two treats together, but what are the culinary challenges involved? To get an insight into the process of working with chocolate to make ice cream, Chocolatier.co.uk talked to both a noted chocolatier, Damian Allsop, […]

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Chantal Coady awarded an OBE

July 31 2014

The announcement in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2014 that ‘Ms Chantal Jane Coady, Chocolatier’  was to be awarded an OBE ‘For services to Chocolate Making’ marks a significant moment in the British chocolate scene. It is, as James Booth, Chantal’s husband and MD of Rococo Chocolates, the chocolate company Chantal founded in 1983, observes “a coming of age”.  Those who’ve watched the rise of Britain’s quality chocolate […]

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Meet The Chocolate Bluffer

June 18 2014

The much-loved Bluffer’s Guides have provided amusement as well as (whisper it) genuinely useful information to subjects from sport to politics for decades. It is a series which taps very successfully into the inherently British irreverent attitude towards experts, with the publishers keeping a shrewd eye on trends to add to their expansive list. For chocolate-lovers, therefore, the publication of the first ever Bluffer’s Guide to Chocolate by Neil Davey […]

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Review: Bluffer’s Guide to Chocolate by Neil Davey

June 18 2014

Appearance: Nicely packaged with bright colouring. Don’t be misled by the image of the strawberry, however, as, in fact, there is no fresh fruit other than cacao within the pages. This book consists strictly of 100% chocolate knowledge. Size: At 16cm by 11cm The Bluffer’s Guide to Chocolate is nicely compact, handy for slipping into pocket or handbag for a sneaky consultation or fact check. Texture: Smooth and very readable, […]

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